Headline of the Day

“Iran: Hostile drones disrupted our satellite launch”:http://www.haaretz.com/hasen/spages/1069876.html

Hostile unmanned aerial vehicles overflew Iran last month and disrupted the communications systems at the launch site of a missile carrying Iran’s first satellite to space, according to the country’s president, Mahmoud Ahmadinejad.

The Iranian leader was quoted by an Iranian news agency as having said in recent discussions that the disruptions of communications caused a delay of several hours to the launch of the rocket, which had to be operated with the use of a backup system.

Ahmadinejad said drones flew at very high altitude and used sophisticated electronic equipment to jam ground-based systems. He also said that a decision was made to shoot down the drones with fighter planes, but it was decided not to do so for reasons he did not explain.

It goes on from there, but that’s the nut of it, if you’ll pardon the expression.

True? Embellished? Sheer hallucination? You’ll have to decide.

Iran’s president has got “a vivid imagination”:http://www.rferl.org/content/article/1063353.html, that much is certain.

Here’s the “musical bonus”:http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=a6Oo79f742Q. You may wish to avert your eyes.

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